NEWS CLUES: It’s Like Adderall For Your Eyeballs

KILLADELPHIA: The Softest Bullet Ever Shot An unidentified man died overnight, apparently after a bullet that entered his left arm traveled to his heart, police said. The bullet did not go through his arm into his chest, but rather somehow found its way to the man’s heart, police said. The man, believed to be in his mid-30s, was found outside around 2:30 a.m. at 16th Street and Erie Avenue in Hunting Park. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:34 a.m. Police are looking for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide […]

NEWS CLUES: ‘So Local It Hurts’ Edition

Jannie Gets Out The Way Of The Barnes Move, For $12 Million And Naming Rights City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell’s three-year holdout against moving the city’s youth detention facility to her West Philadelphia district paid off yesterday, as the city, state and school district announced plans for a $12 million community center named after her late husband. “This plan has been a long time coming, but the result was worth waiting for,” said Blackwell, who had refused to introduce legislation required for a new Youth Study Center at North 48th Street and Haverford Avenue without something “positive” for the community. […]

BAD MOON RISING: Calling All Monsters

KILLADELPHIA: Cop Shot In Face, Given Last Rites, Schools On Lockdown, Shooter Still On The Loose UPDATE: Philadelphia Police Officer Chuck Cassidy has died from the wounds he suffered in a shooting during a robbery Wednesday at a Dunkin’ Donuts in West Oak Lane. Cassidy was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m. this morning at Albert Einstein Medical Center. RELATED: Police believe the body pulled from the Schuylkill River Wednesday morning is the man wanted in a shooting Tuesday night that left four people — including a Philadelphia cop — wounded. The body was identified as 29-year-old Jerome Whitaker of the […]

GUNCRAZY: 12-Year-Old Shot Dead, Repeatedly

A 12-year-old boy was shot to death last night in Camden while sitting in a car parked in the Branch Village Public Housing complex. The boy, who has not been identified, was shot multiple times shortly before midnight and died at the scene. It was unclear whether anyone else was in the car or whether the boy was the killer’s intended target. INQUIRER: How Many Bullets Does It Take To Snuff Out A 12-Year-Old? KILLADELPHIA: Holiday Mayhem Raises Murder Toll To 208

SHAME OF THE CITY: The Swiftboating Of Nutter

We are fairly certain that if Martin Luther King came back today and saw how the legacy of the Civil Rights struggle was being manipulated to scare off black voters from pulling the lever for an accomplished and more-than-qualified black candidate — well, he’d probably never stop vomiting. (Yes, we are talking to you, John Street) We’d like to see a commercial standing up for the ‘rights’ of the dead, namely the right to life — arguably the most civil right of them all. The murder rate in the city of Philadelphia just rolled over to 139 140 dead in […]